Bridging Disciplinary Boundaries (January 11 - 14, 2007)
|Sunday, January 14, 2007: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM|
|Seacliff B (Hyatt Regency San Francisco)|
|Mainstreaming Substance Abuse Education: Crossing Interdisciplinary Boundaries|
|Organizer:||S. Lala Straussner, DSW, New York University|
|Discussant:||Maryann Amodeo, PhD, Boston University|
|Interdisciplinary Mentoring: Findings from a National Substance Abuse Fellowship Education Project|
Antonnette V. Graham, PhD, Jeffrey A. Morzinski, PhD
|Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Project Mainstream: Lessons Learned|
Eugene P. Schoener, PhD, Theresa E. Madden, DDS
|Creating Change Agents: An Interdisciplinary Substance Abuse Education|
Marianne T. Marcus, EdD, Richard L. Brown, MD
|Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Substance Abuse Projects: Processes and Outcomes|
S. Lala Straussner, DSW
This symposium consists of 4 papers related to outcome evaluations of Project MAINSTREAM (Multi-Agency Initiative on Substance Abuse TRaining and Education for AMerica), a multidisciplinary faculty development program designed to establish and enhance substance abuse educational competencies among primary health professions. The designated professions included dentists, dieticians, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, physicians, public health professionals, psychologists, social workers, and speech pathologists/audiologists. Thirteen teams (representing 20 colleges/universities in different parts of the country) of 3 faculty members from different disciplines worked together for two years to develop educational and community projects. Pre- and post-program surveys and interviews were administered and findings regarding the impact of educational and field/service learning changes, interdisciplinary collaboration, and mentoring across disciplines are presented by 4 of the 6 Project Directors. The papers address the following topics:
Creating Change Agents: An Interdisciplinary Substance Abuse Education Project Purpose: The purpose of the Project MAINSTREAM fellowship was to develop a model for interdisciplinary health professional faculty teams to work together to bring about sustainable substance abuse curricular enhancements in their respective disciplines. This study describes the extent to which the fellows achieved this educational objective.
Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Substance Abuse Projects: Processes and Outcomes Purpose: This paper describes the perceived outcomes of 10 service-learning field projects developed by 30 health professional faculty fellows of Project MAINSTREAM.
Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Project Mainstream: Lessons Learned Purpose: This paper discusses the outcome of the evaluation of the interdisciplinary aspects of the faculty development experience of Project MAINSTREAM
Interdisciplinary Mentoring: Findings From a National Substance Abuse Fellowship Education Project Abstract: Although mentoring has been widely used as an important process for professional development, sparse attention has been paid to the influence of interdisciplinary professional skill development. This presentation will describe the findings regarding the mentoring component of Project MAINSTREAM.
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